Cook-a-thon Part 1.

Tony is in Canada for work this week, so Zoe and I decided to cook a new recipe every night he’s gone.  She picked them all.  The only exception was that Tuesday we ordered pizza, they had a friend over and that was easiest.  We were busy and they were playing.

So two recipes down and two to go.  We have a few dessert items to make and 1 breakfast french toast recipe, that we just haven’t gotten to yet…. maybe we’ll fit them in tonight and tomorrow morning.  They look really good and fun.  If we do, I will add them to Part 2 of our Cook-a-thon post.

Monday Night- Mini Meat Loaves from Betty Crocker’s Kids Cook!

1 small onion chopped

1 lb ground beef

1/2 cup dry bread crumbs (we used Italian bread crumbs)

1/4 cup of milk

1/2 tspn salt

1/4 tspn pepper

1/2 tspn Worcestershire sauce

1 egg

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Combine all ingredients and mix well.  Form 6 – 8 small loaves and bake uncovered for 25 minutes.

The meatloaf was excellent.  Moist and yummy.  Wouldn’t change a thing.

Porcupine Balls from Paula Deen’s My First Cookbook

1 lb ground beef

1 1/4 uncooked white rice

1 tspn dried onion

1 tspn season salt

1 tspn italian seasoning

14 oz can diced tomatoes with juice

10 1/2 oz can beef broth

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except only 1/2 of the rice and form into 6 meatballs.  Put the rest of the rice in the bottom of a baking dish with the tomatoes and beef broth and stir.  Place the meatballs on top of wet ingredients.  Bake, covered with foil for 1 hour.

The rice in the meatballs will have puffed up all around the meat looking like little porcupines.

Not so sure we would make this again… if we did, we would add some tomato sauce to the meatball itself.  It was a tad dry, but still good. With some minor adjustments it could be better.


One thought on “Cook-a-thon Part 1.

  1. WHat a fun idea!! Your kids like meatloaf… wow. Not many kids do, well I dont as an adult lol!

    But however french toast is by far my favorite. lemme know how it goes!!!

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